5 Benefits of Retractable Awnings For Gardens

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Whether you want more shade from the sun, extra living space, or a cooler room, retractable awnings can offer many benefits to your home and outdoor space. Here are just a few of the reasons why retractable awnings are so useful…

1. Shade from the sun

As we all know, staying in the sun too long can be bad for our health but with the sun only appearing every now and then, us Brits want to make the most of the sunshine when it’s actually here! So, with a retractable awning you can create a lovely area of shade to give you and your family some added protection without having to retreat indoors.

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2. Save money

If you have a room that gets a lot of sun and becomes too hot to use in the summer, save money on running fans or air conditioning and unroll your awning instead. Fitted over patio or bifold doors, a retractable awning can provide welcome shade for your indoor space without running up your electricity bill.

3. Extend your living space

Space is at a premium everywhere and we always want more, so why not use a retractable awning to extend your living space outdoors. By providing a bit of shelter overhead you’ll create a space that can be used by all of the family whether it is for playing, relaxing or dining in.

Weinor Opal Design II Awning Fitted in Southampton - Awningsouth

4. Reduce screen glare

Working from home and struggling with blinding sun glare on your computer screen? Awnings are a great way of blocking out enough light to stop this without closing off the view or eliminating all of the light.

5. Easy to use

Once fitted, awnings are extremely simple to operate. You can choose to have either a manual or electric awning. With a manual awning you simply wind a crank arm to unroll and roll up the awning and with the electric option you just have to push a button and the awning will extend and retract automatically.


Want to create some extra shade or extend your living space into the outdoors? Contact us for more advice on our Retractable Awnings and we’ll help you to find the best solution for your home.

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